Noble, Ann (nee Philipson) (1827-1915)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by C.H.

Mrs. Noble passed away on Feb. 21st, 1915, in her eighty-eighth year. Though born in Allendale, most of her life has been spent at Hesledon, Wingate Circuit, where she has been a valuable member and generous supporter of our village church. Her home was the minister’s home. 

A woman of very definite religious experience, the fervency of Dale Methodism was with her to the last. Her widowed daughter, Mrs. Castleton, nursed her with the tenderest care. What the mother did for the Church, the daughter continues to do.


Ann was born in 1827 in Allendale, Northumberland, to parents Francis and Mary. She was baptised on 10 June 1827 at Allendale.

She married Joseph Noble (1829-1879), a lead ore miner (1861) and agricultural labourer (1871), on 7 June 1851 at Allendale, Northumberland. After Joseph died Ann became a grocer and draper (1891). Census returns identify six children.

  • John (1851-1883) – manager of grocery business (1881)
  • Mary Ann (1853-1932) – married William Castling in 1881
  • Mark Edward (abt1856-1929) – a grocer (1911)
  • Jemima (1860-1940) – married Adam Robinson, a police constable (1911), in 1889
  • Francis Jospeh (1863-1891) – a house joiner (1881)
  • William Arthur (1868-1928) – a grocer (shopkeeper) (1911)

Ann died on 21 February 1915 at Castle Eden Colliery, Co. Durham.


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1915/582

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